We have similar Mid Century and Charm items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Dylan L.
Age Circa: Mid Century C. Markings: Marked "STERLING" and "R" between a series of lines on the clasp, Tested, and Guaranteed.
Gram Weight: 54.3 Grams. 925 Sterling Silver With Rhodium Wash. Main Stone Carat Weight/Color: There are two sizes and colors of paste; The largest measures 5.3 mm long by 4.3 mm wide, Semi-translucent deep red hue; The smallest measures 2.2 mm in diameter, Semi-translucent deep green hue. Paste is a manufactured stone. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester.
Stone Cuts: Fancy Heart Faceted and Round Faceted Cut Paste. Item Measurements: The bracelet has a wearable inside circumference of about 7.5" and measures 0.42" wide measured from the top of the chain to the bottom, not including the charms. The charms vary in size from their largest measuring 1.36" long by 1.14" wide and their smallest measuring 0.99" long by 0.87" wide.Closure/Clasp Type: Push-In Clasp With a Safety Chain With a Spring Ring Clasp. Link Type: Fancy Link Chain. The chain portion of this bracelet features a fancy link, with a heart motif adorning the center.
The links in the center of the chain are widely spaced with room upon which more charms could be hung, whereas the sides of the fancy link chain are rope-twist-esque in appearance and tightly wound. There are ten charms, each representing a destination reached or other important messages.
The leftmost charm is a "Bermuda" charm and features a bicycle motif. The next charm is a wreath charm, complete with red and green enamel as well as a working bell. The next charm state "Our Girl Erin" which is likely a nod to a relative of the original owner of this bracelet. The next charm is a "Merry Christmas" charm with a rope twist accent surrounding the outside of the circular char, as well as a bell motif adorning it.The next charm is a "Florida" charm, which features a tropical scene. The next charm is a "Virgo" charm and features the figure of the Virgo as well as the astrological sign. The next charm states, "Las Vegas" and features a gambling machine, with a small round faceted green paste stone serving as the handle of the machine. The next charm features a small tree charm, which could be a Christmas tree. The final charm is a St. Marten charm, complete with a seahorse and beach motif.
This bracelet clasps securely using a push-in clasp and a removable safety chain. This listing is for the item only. The Mid-Century era, 1935 to 1965, encompassed many new styles of art and architecture and this carried over to jewelry making.
This exciting time for jewelry saw movements such as Hollywood Regency, Modernism, Brutalism, and the Atomic Age. Native American artisans were also making their mark in the jewelry industry.
Artisans used many kinds of metals, gemstones, glass, and experimented with ceramic and wood as well. This era was filled with new and innovative designs, while also rejuvenating and reinventing older styles. The unique jewelry which emerged from this era is still very popular today.
Rhodium plated silver is fine or sterling silver that is polished and dipped in rhodium for a bright finish similar to white gold. Rhodium plating is used to add beauty to a piece and to prevent tarnish from forming on the silver. French jeweler Georges Frédéric Strass created paste as an alternative to diamonds during the Georgian era.
Leaded glass was cut and polished with a metallic powder until it shimmered brightly like a diamond in the light. These white diamante or strass stones were wildly popular with the glamorous Parisians, and eventually paste stones were colored to mimic other precious gemstones. The item "Antique Vintage Mid Century Sterling Silver Rhodium HUGE Traveler Charm Bracelet" is in sale since Saturday, March 16, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Bracelets". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado.
This item can be shipped worldwide.